Nafziger to Direct Summer Research Program at The Hague

Professor James A. R. Nafziger has been selected to lead the Hague Academy of International Law's Centre for Studies and Research this summer. The Academy's program, which is held in the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, includes legal scholars and practitioners from around the world. The Academy is the epicenter of distinguished scholarship and education in public and private international law.

Participation in the research program is highly competitive and open only to qualified jurists with notable experience and recognized scholarship in international law. Under the guidance of Professor Nafziger, participants will investigate a critical area of international law. The Academy will then publish their research, together with a comprehensive report by Professor Nafziger, as a single volume. The focus of this year's program, which runs from Aug. 15 to Sept. 9, is "The Cultural Heritage of Mankind."

"The Academy has chosen Jim Nafziger because of his innumerable accomplishments in the field of international law," noted Symeon C. Symeonides, dean of Willamette University College of Law. "Jim is one of the top names in the world on this subject. That is why we are all are gratified—but not surprised—that he was chosen for this tremendous honor."